Category Archives: Elections

Vincent Browne & Joe Costello: “Labours way or Frankfurts”, Howlin & TD Expenses, Shatter vs. Fianna Fáil


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Go Tweet Yourself: A Kick in the #Aras11 – selection of funniest Irish Presidential Race tweets


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[UPDATE 3: President Elect Michael D Higgins video acceptance speech; ] #Aras11 Irish Presidential Race


Overall voter turnout in the election is was 56.11%. The quota to reach to be deemed elected is was 885,882. Count 4: Higgins 1,007,104 (+213,976) Gallagher 628,114 (+79,741)

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Exit poll leak (IrishCentral.com): SG 32, MDH 27, MMcG 20, GM 11, DN 6, DRS 2, MD 2


From Irish Central – Early exit poll — unconfirmed — received at 11 p.m Irish time: Sean Gallagher 32 Michael D. HIggins 27 Martin McGuinness 20 Gay Mitchell 11 David Norris 6 Dana 2 Mary Davis 2 Read more.

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“Ultimate winner today will be candidate who garners enough 2nd, 3rd & even 4th preferences.” (Irish Times)


From the Irish Times – In order of preference: how to maximise the effectiveness of your vote: TODAY, FOR only the second time since 1938, a presidential election will ultimately be determined by the second, third and fourth preferences cast … Continue reading

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Vote for real change – vote Martin McGuinness 1 (Guest Post)


Choice – There is a real choice in the election between Martin McGuinness and candidates from parties who bankrupted the country and are now making ordinary people pay through massive cuts. [The fact is that Sean Gallagher’s party wrecked the … Continue reading

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Thirtieth Amendment of the Constitution – Referendum on Inquiries by the Oireachtas: For/Against


Referendum on Inquiries by the Oireachtas Wording 2° Each House shall have the power to conduct an inquiry, or an inquiry with the other House, in a manner provided for by law, into any matter stated by the House or … Continue reading

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Irish Emigrants Choose Michael D Higgins As Next President: Ballotbox.ie


The aim of the site was to highlight that Irish emigrants are immediately disenfranchised upon leaving the country. This is in stark contrast to many other democracies, including the United States, the UK, Australia, Canada, and most EU countries.An estimated … Continue reading

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UPDATE: Gallagher versus Gallagher – I did not have Chequal relations with that man…


From Irish Central: Deciding what kind of country we want to live in – the Irish presidential race: Choosing Sean Gallagher as president could mean choosing to return to Ireland’s old ways From Politics.ie: Sean Gallagher talking to Rachael English … Continue reading

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And now for something completely different: a safety sign says… (Martin McGuinness)


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And now for something completely different: a safety sign says… (Michael D. Higgins)


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Irish Times/Ipsos/MRBI opinion poll: “Sinn Féin now second most popular party” in Republic


Irish Times – SF now second most popular party: Sinn Féin is now the second most popular party in the Republic, according to the latest Irish Times/ Ipsos MRBI poll. The survey reveals a substantial increase in support for the … Continue reading

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And now for something completely different: a safety sign says… (Dana)


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And now for something completely different: a safety sign says… (Sean Gallagher)


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And now for something completely different: a safety sign says… (David Norris)


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Latest Red C/Paddy Power opinion poll – Irish Presidential race


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Mon. Oct. 24@12pm, Irish Presidential Candidates will answer your questions in Newstalk/Google Debate.


Details have been unveiled today of the most interactive Presidential debate of the 2011 campaign. Newstalk has teamed up with Google for the event. It will be held at midday on Monday October 24th 3 days before polling day. All … Continue reading

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And now for something completely different: a safety sign says… (Mary Davis)


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Liberty/SIPTU: “Unfit to be President? If that’s the case, what about Dev and the rest?*” (Robert Ballagh)


Liberty: Presidential election. OCTOBER 2011 9 Unfit to be President? If that’s the case, what about Dev and the rest?* Artist Robert Ballagh argues that those who bemoan the entry of Martin McGuinness into the Presidential race are suffering from … Continue reading

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[update] Vincent Browne TV3 Presidential Debate online poll vote results; & Irish Times latest opinion poll


ARE YOU REGISTERED TO VOTE? It’s as Easy as… Check if you’re registered (online) Apply to be put on it (fill the form and post it in) OR Fill this in if you were on it but have moved (form) … Continue reading

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And now for something completely different: a safety sign says… (Gay Mitchell)


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And now for something completely different: A Safety sign says… (Gay Byrne)


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Conor McCabe – Raymond Crotty Memorial Lecture 2011: Rancher & Banking Interests in the Irish Economy. Pearse Centre, Dublin @ 2:30pm, Saturday 15 October.


Raymond Crotty Memorial Lecture 2011 – Conor McCabe: Rancher & Banking Interests in the Irish Economy Dr. Conor McCabe will deliver the Raymond Crotty Memorial Lecture for 2011 in the Pearse Centre (27 Pearse Street), Dublin, at 2:30 p.m. on … Continue reading

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EU austerity contagion spreads (People’s Movement)


Italy’s government has approved a €345½ billion austerity budget that the prime minister, Silvio Berlusconi, said was the result of pressure from Finland, Germany, and the Netherlands. The draft measures—which must still go before parliament for final approval, expected in … Continue reading

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Vote on European Financial Stability Fund (EFSF) in the offing – People’s Movement


Will we approve the ESM without a referendum? Ollie Rehn has said that he expects euro-zone countries to quickly agree—by September at the latest—to widen the scope of the European Financial Stability Fund that was agreed at a summit meeting … Continue reading

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